Category Archives: Ram’s Horn

CHANUKKAH ITEMS AT THE EAST WALMART

If you are out and about, you might want to check the east side Walmart. they had a big display of Chanukkah items and Kosher food. I don’t know if the Walmart by smelter has one as well, and I don’t know about Target, who usually has some things. Those are some places to check.

HANUKKAH SONGS FOR FUN

From Got Shpiel?

ARLEEN HEINTZELMAN OBITUARY

Our deepest condolences to the family of Arleen Heintzelman. May her memory be for a blessing from generation to generation. From Schnider Funeral Home

YAHRZEITS — KISLEV, 5781

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Hebrew month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of Deceased Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to Congregant
Gary Ray Holsclaw 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Dr. Daniel Foxman 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Henry Espelin 7 Kislev, 5745 Father of Dawn Schandelson
Irving Tatz 12 Kislev, 5769 Father of Janet Tatz
Joseph Magalnick 13 Kislev, 5731 Father of Elliot Magalnick
Richard Weiss 15 Kislev, 5761 Father of Laura Weiss
Diane Kaplan 16 Kislev, 5770 Mother of Kai Nealis
Carl Weissman 20 Kislev, 5721 Grandfather of Jerry Weissman
Beverly Tatz 26 Kislev, 5776 Mother of Janet Tatz
Sarah Barrett 30 Kislev, 5728 Grandmother of Nadyne Weissman
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss

REQUEST FROM STUDENT RABBI ERIK L. URIARTE, BETH AARON, BILLINGS

Since August of 2017, I’ve been serving as the student Rabbi for Congregation Beth Aaron and I’ve been a resident of the state since May 2018. I am also currently in my final year of Rabbinic School at Hebrew Union College, the seminary of the Union for Reform Judaism.

In these last three and a half years of serving this community, I’ve come to meet, and learn a lot about, Jewish communities in Montana. I’ve been fascinated by the rich and amazing history of Judaism in Montana. I’ve been amazed at the tenacity of the Jewish spirit that has held many communities together for decades, and even over a century in some places; all while separated by hundreds of miles from major urban and Jewish centers in the rest of the United States.

It is with this in mind that I’ve decided that for my final thesis work to fulfill my educational obligations for ordination, that I will be engaging in a study of Jews and Judaism as it stands now in Montana. There have been many demographic studies of Jewish populations in the United States, including rural and historical communities, however, all of these have focused on communities in places like the South or the upper Northeast, where small Jewish populations still have support from larger urban Jewish communities and infrastructure an hour or two away. This is not the case here in Montana.

I would appreciate it very much if you could take 15-20 minutes to complete this online survey NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 30th.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at (406) 413-5367, or by emailing me at uriarte.huc@gmail.com.

If you are unable to complete the survey online, but would still like to complete it, I am happy to schedule a time to take your answers over the phone if you contact me by phone or email.

Thank you very much for your time and participation,

Erik L Uriarte, MAHL
Student Rabbi and Director of Religious Programming
Congregation Beth Aaron – Billings, MT
Cell: (406) 413-5367

VIENNA TERRORIST ATTACK NEAR SYNAGOGUE

https://www.cnn.com/europe/live-news/vienna-terror-attack-nov-2-live-updates/index.html

YAHRZEITS — NOVEMBER, 2020

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and may we be a comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of Deceased English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to Congregant
Gary Ray Holsclaw May 5, 2020 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charlotte Weiss Dec 28, 2019 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Ethel M. Shapiro Nov 1, 2016 30 Tishrei, 5777 Aunt of terry Thal
Leonard Weissman Nov 10, 2007 29 Cheshvan, 5768 Grandfather of David Weissman, father of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann.
Martin Renne Nov 14, 2000 16 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Michael Renne
Dr. Daniel Foxman Nov 19, 2001 4 Kislev, 5762 Father of Marty Foxman
Norman Handler Nov 20, 2000 22 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Wendy Weissman

YAHRZEITS — CHESHVAN, 5781

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Hebrew month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com
May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of Deceased Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to Congregant
Gary Ray Holsclaw 11 Iyyar, 5780 Son of Arleen Heintzelman
Charlotte Weiss 30 Kislev, 5780 Mother of Laura Weiss
Queenie Crombie 3 Cheshvan, 5753 Mother of Arleen Heintzelman
Nathan Rapaport 9 Cheshvan, 5686 Grandfather of Nadyne Weissman
Vicki Sherick Hawkesworth 9 Cheshvan, 5774 Daughter of Jack and Diane Sherick
Martin Renne 16 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Michael Renne
Celia Ross 22 Cheshvan, 5733 Great-grandmother of Ceecee Drew
Norman Handler 22 Cheshvan, 5761 Father of Wendy Weissman
Marvin Langsam 23 Cheshvan, 5774 Brother of Helen Cherry
Leonard Weissman 29 Cheshvan, 5768 Grandfather of David Weissman, father of Jeff Weissman, Patricia Philipps, Ted Weissman, Sally Weissman and Gale Rietmann

HAR SHALOM IN MISSOULA ANNOUNCES BEGINNING HEBREW LESSONS ON ZOOM

Rabbi Laurie Franklin
September 29, 2020 11 Tishrei 5781
Hebrew for Beginners!
And also a refresher for those who have some background
Beginning Hebrew, a 10-week course
Wednesday Oct 21 to Dec 23, 6 to 7 pm, on Zoom
For complete beginners and those who are refreshing their knowledge

This class is an invitation to those who would like to learn to recognize and pronounce Hebrew letters and vowel markings. These skills are the foundation of prayer book and Biblical Hebrew fluency.

We are offering this beginner’s course both as a stand-alone and as preparatory to a Biblical Hebrew class that we will offer in January 2021; it will be useful either way to anyone with a desire to learn.

We will meet on zoom every Wednesday evening, 6 to 7 pm, from mid-October to mid-December, for one hour. Each week will feature several letters and vowel markings. The last two lessons focus on special grammar and considerations. Every lesson contains exercises that we will begin in class and you will complete at home. If you miss a week, you can use the book and accompanying audio recordings to learn the material on your own. Please purchase your own materials, both book and audio download (links below).

Cost: First class free.
If you decide to continue: Har Shalom members $50 for the 10-week series.
Non-members: $150. By check or Paypal, http://www.har-shalom.org/make-a-donation/
Please note on check or Paypal entry, “Beginner Hebrew”.
Scholarship available.

Register here

Class dates: Oct 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Dec 2, 9, 16, 23

Rabbi Laurie is available for additional support during her regular pastoral/office hours.

Textbook: Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew, REVISED EDITION, EKS Publishing 2015, https://www.ekspublishing.com/hebrew-alphabet/teach-yourself-to-read-hebrew-book

Audio companion: https://www.ekspublishing.com/hebrew-alphabet/teach-yourself-to-read-hebrew-audio

AITZ CHAIM COMMUNITY SUKKOT GATHERING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

The Aitz Chaim community will hold a Sukkot gathering on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Gibson Park, east of the flower garden at Third Street North, at 1:00 P.M.  Come an hour earlier to help us build a Succah. We will gather observing all of the health and safety guidelines concerning the coronavirus: washing hands, using hand sanitizer, social distancing, wearing masks. Instead of an esrog, we will use a lemon. Instead of a lulav, we will use wheat stalks.

Aaron Weissman will bring a camp stove to heat apple cider. There may be individually wrapped food items there. It has been awhile since we have seen each other in person. We want to have a small celebration to commemorate the ingathering of the Jews under God’s protective shelter, and the ingathering of the fall harvest to sustain us through the winter and whatever other hardships the next year may bring.

Please join us in celebrating our connection to God and His protection and provision for us, our connection to the beauty and the bounty of the Earth which He has created for our sustenance and enjoyment, and the strong and loving connections we have with one another.